The School for Life is a NGO based in Tamale. Their “Literacy for Life Change” programme started in Northern Ghana in 1995. It targets out of school children, between the ages of 8 and 14, and, through an intensive nine-month programme, gives them adequate basic literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to integrate into formal primary schools.
DFID has provided support to School for Life over 5 years (July 2008 to December 2013).
The programme has been hugely successful, demonstrating a very cost effective way of reaching out-of-school children. A key strength is its flexible scheduling, offering tuition at times more suited to the needs of families and communities.
Anon. Assignment Report: School for Life Project Completion Report. HEART, UK (2013) 8p